Every Valentine's Day, millions of Americans imagine having a romantic evening spent eating at a fancy restaurant with a largely hairless significant other. Make your Valentine's Day dreams turn into Valentine's Day reality with today's Groupon. For $35, men and women get $65 worth of waxing services at either location of Alite Laser Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation—just north of downtown Austin or in the heart of Round Rock. Alite was voted Best Brazilian Bikini Wax by Citysearch in 2009. Waxings are by appointment only, so call ahead.
Alite's waxing specialists specialize in the Brazilian bikini wax ($65), named for the unnervingly hairless dolphins that can be found in Brazilian rivers. These professionals use two different types of wax (strip and hard wax) for different parts of the body, significantly cutting down on the pain and the number of expletives you'll spew. It also helps that Alite has been clearing brush from the body's jungles for 18 years. Expect to sashay home instead of hobble.
Beyond Brazilians, ladies can get almost any parts of their body waxed, including legs ($60), forearms ($40), and underarms ($20). Alite also offers facial waxing. Gents, meanwhile, can yank the mange out of their backs ($40), shoulders ($20), chest ($40), and legs ($90), if they're doing the Tour de France this year. Alite can also turn that bushy brow back into a less bushy brow or make your knuckles look less cavemanlike ($25).
The Austin Chronicle named Alite Laser a Critics' Pick for the Best Laser Hair-Removal Specialists in 2006. More than 25 Citysearchers give the Austin location a perfect five stars and four 2009 Best of Citysearch awards, including Brazilian Bikini Wax. One Yelper gives the Round Rock location five stars:
- Take in the feng shui, and prepare to get zapped. Back, beard, full Brazilian bikini – whatever you are lasering, there's no shame here. So many of the local laser hair-removal places are corporate, sanitized chains staffed by perfect spokesmodels. Alite is just the opposite: a refreshing hometown place to contemplate your physical form and adjust nature's plans. – Austin Chronicle
- I found that their staff was well educated, extremely helpful, and highly informed on new and developing procedures and techniques. Alite has preformed laser hair removal on my bikini area, legs, under arms, face, and stomach. I can recommend them time and time again! – cramer4cramer, Citysearch
- The girl who did my brazilian wax obviously had lots of experience [sic] and removed my hair with ease and minimal discomfort. She checked with me to make sure the wax was a comfortable temperature, which it was, and talking with her was like talking to my best friend. I was in and out of the door in a very short amount of time. – cutiejennyo, Citysearch
Alite Laser’s three locations act as upscale sanctuaries where clients can go to lose spider veins and unwanted fat, but their specialty is hair removal. A trio of hair-removal procedures—waxing, laser removal, and electrolysis—fight follicles more effectively than scaring hair away like it’s a case of the hiccups. When they aren’t performing laser hair-removal procedures, technicians harness the power of light to brighten skin during facials.